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Lyme Disease and FM
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Amber54843 - July 30

I got Lyme Disease when I was 12. I have had wierd joint achs, muscle pain, headaches, fatigue and on and on since then (I'mm 33 now) I have blown most of it off as have 4 kids and being married. Then one morning about 8 years ago I woke up in searing burning pain all over my back. It was so bad I could barely move or even sit back on my chair. My mom drove me to the ER and they ran a quick lyme test and it came back pos so they put me on AB's. It happened again about 5 yrs ago, but I didn't bother going in. I loaded up on pain releivers and spent most of the day on my hands and knees. The last 6 months I have been having those pains again and finally the Doc said the word Fibromyalgia. I tried Amatryptaline for 3 months and although it helped with the sleeping, I was so groggy during the day I couldn't function. I stopped it. I started poking around on the internet the other night and found that I have all the symptomes of FM BUT when I saw on the one of the articles that it is possibly a type of arthritis I punched in the computer Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease and found an array of articles. FM and LD have almost identical symptoms accept for the rash of LD. I have an appt. With my doc on Mon. I am gonna see if he will do the more widespread tests for Lyme and see if that is what is causing my FM. I guess I be posting later on Mon.

 

Amber54843 - July 30

I forgot a sentance, my fingers were typing faster than my brain was working. After "My mom drove me to the ER and they ran a quick lyme test and it came back pos so they put me on AB's." The next day my ER doc called me and said that my "long test" for Lyme came back neg and told me to quit the AB's!

 

cancewicz - August 8

Hi!
I have had chronic Lyme Disease symptoms since I first got it back in 1989. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Fibro and my dr. calls it "Chronic Lyme Disease/Fibromyalgia" because all the symptoms are one in the same, and neither shows up on a tes, and either way you say it, it can be miserable at times. Learn to take each day as it comes, keep busy and don't dwell on it.

 

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